Title: The Goddess Legacy
Author: Aimee Carter
Publication Year: 2012
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Short Stories, Mythology, Fantasy, Short Stories
Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library
From the cover:
Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness…
Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal…
Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another….
James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others, but never knew true loss before…
Henry/Hades’s solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope…
(This is the collection of short stories in The Goddess Test series.)
The Goddess Legacy is sort of a cute addendum to the series. It’s a chance for some of the other characters in the series to narrate things from their perspectives, most of them events that happened long before the beginning of the series.
I particularly liked the stories from Ava and James’ perspectives. I liked both of their characters already, and getting to find out a bit of their backstory was nice. The story from Henry’s perspective, too, was interesting … if only because of getting to see his meeting and early days with Kate from the other side.
If you’re reading the rest of the series, definitely give this collection a go. It just adds depth to the characters you’re already enjoying.